Liverpool journalist Joe Rimmer has been sharing his thoughts on the club’s current defensive situation and the position they find themselves in now as a result.
This comes after Rimmer recently made an appearance on the latest episode of the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the Merseyside club.
On the topic of Liverpool’s defensive issues this season after recently falling to a 3-2 defeat in the FA Cup to Manchester United, Rimmer had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I can’t believe they put themselves in this position and now that they’re in this position, I can’t believe that they’ve decided not to do anything.
“I know that Liverpool don’t, as a club, tend to sign stopgaps, but everyone has to cut their cloth accordingly at times and, I think they probably should have gone out and bought [a new centre-back].
“I think it’s too late now; I think the time has passed. I don’t think they can, I don’t think they will sign anyone now, but my big fear is the damage is done, personally, this might sound a bit negative, but I don’t think they’ll win the title from here, I don’t think they’ll win the Champions League and they’re obviously now out of the FA Cup.”
As well as the loss of Lovren, the club suffered a double injury blow as Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez fell to long-term injuries earlier this season.
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TIF Thoughts on Joe Rimmer’s comments on Liverpool’s defensive situation…
With Liverpool having conceded 22 goals in the Premier League so far this season, this shows that they have struggled defensively this year and would probably benefit from signing a new centre-back to fill the void left by Lovren’s departure and the injuries to Van Dijk and Gomez.